Girls varsity tennis secured three doubles victories on their way to defeating visiting Westminster, 8-1.
Doubles play helped Deerfield jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first hour of play. The most competitive match came at second doubles. Westminster’s pair put up a great fight with penetrating baseline play and confident volleys at the net. Deerfield’s tandem of Sanders and Waterfall remained composed and resilient. The pair took advantage of mid-court openings and alleys to find winners when they had the chance. Ultimately, Deerfield pulled out the win 8-5.
Deerfield continued rolling in singles play. Congratulations to Avery Brooker on her first career singles win! Avery earned this point for Deerfield at the five spot after a marathon afternoon on the court. The team was grateful to add senior Daphne Gavros back to the lineup. Daphne put together a methodical fourth singles match, clinching the win for Big Green.
The team turns its attention to a Saturday afternoon tilt with the Taft School in Watertown, CT.
- Rao/Pulliam, W 8-2
- Sanders/Waterfall, W 8-5
- Gavros/Brooker, W 8-1
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
- Isha Rao, W 6-0, 6-0
- Hunter Pulliam, W 6-4, 6-4
- Olivia Waterfall, W 6-0, 6-1
- Daphne Gavros, W 6-1, 6-0
- Avery Brooker, W 6-3, 6-2
- Katherine Pajak, L 4-6, 4-6
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 2, 6, 5